Imaginary City: So Percussion
May 7, 2010
Many of us have heard the expression “found art” to describe objects not usually considered art, but still can be found to be aesthetic, intriguing and beautiful. Now think of what something like “found music” might sound like. Maybe it’s car horns and the sounds of a coffee shop, or City Hall and an elementary classroom. Maybe it’s that mixed with orchestration, video, percussion and symphonics. What it most definitely is, is the genius of So Percussion hitting things – drums, glockenspiels, coffee cups, metal pipes, whatever is handy. Since 1999, when they met at the Yale School of Music, this foursome has merged percussion with emotions, resulting in music called “astonishing and entrancing” by Billboard Magazine, and “brilliant” by the New York Times. Now, here at CenterStage, after gathering the sounds and sights of Fitchburg and its people on film and audio during the last year, So Percussion will present its one of a kind new work Imaginary City, a compilation of sounds and sights of Fitchburg and other multiple sponsoring cities from around the country. Join So Percussion for this amazing Fitchburg performance.